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  • Bucharest to BudapestThis morning we traversed the Iron Gate 2 double lock and entered the Iron Gate Gorge. Iron Gate, Romanian Porţile de Fier, Serbo-Croatian Gvozdena Vrata, the last gorge of the Ðerdap gorge system on the Danube River, dividing the Carpathian Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Aug 18, 2017
  • Bucharest to BudapestThis morning we moved across the river from Romania to Ruse, Bulgaria. As we were not inclined for another 8 hour tour, we rested on the ship and walked around the town. Scholars suggest that the city on the Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Aug 17, 2017
  • CommunityTwo events during this past week made me realize how a community is gradually created, continuously fostered and should be celebrated: the Thracian Cliffs owners invitational golf tournament and a themed evening, both of which have become a tradition for Posted by Brufamily in Bru Adventures | Aug 7, 2017
  • Walking throughout a coastline full of history!Visiting a place several times may seem pretty boring after a while, however, touring the Northern Black Sea coastline annually to me never feels the same. As years go by and the kids get older, the same rocks we saw Posted by Brufamily in Bru Adventures | Aug 6, 2017
  • Our summer paradise in BG - GolfThe Black Sea changes color with weather, current variations, and time of the day. Bulgaria's coastline is my active vacation spot, and I am so thankful that we continue to make memories here year after year. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/843 Posted by Brufamily in Bru Adventures | Aug 1, 2017
  • Beach bumsSpending a few hours at the beach each day is my kind of pace for vacation. Kids love designing structures by the waterfall, swimming, playing games, reading and chilling at the beach. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/843436/large_IMG_0064.jp Posted by Brufamily in Bru Adventures | Aug 1, 2017
  • Detours - car trouble means pit stops [img=ht Posted by Brufamily in Bru Adventures | Jul 20, 2017
  • Home in the city of wisdomAlmost two weeks ago, we arrived in Sofia, greeted by my smiling parents. Shopska salad, fresh roses from my parents yard and delicious dinner awaited us! The sunset was beautiful and brought many fond memories of our time when this Posted by Brufamily in Bru Adventures | Jul 18, 2017
  • Friends are part of the adventure Celebrating with friends is a special time. The day after we arrived in Bulgaria, we travelled two hours away to Pirin mountain, where Tzetzi had a birthday party. The kids table has fun, and there was the younger adults table, Posted by Brufamily in Bru Adventures | Jul 18, 2017
  • Lazaruvane - the Saturday before Easter I just discovered this draft from 3 months ago! No photos yet, but they capture my enthusiasm of a Bulgarian tradition.... plus, I'm continuing the blog. Growing up in communism, Easter was the time I loved and at the same time... Posted by Brufamily in Bru Adventures | Jul 12, 2017
  • RusseToday we arrived early in Russe. Excursion left at 9.30. Got driven to the main sites which were only about 10 minutes away. Pretty city. After lunch just went for a spa and a snooze. After dinner it was Posted by DanutaS in Budapest to Black Sea and back to Budapest | Jun 16, 2016
  • "If there's no Fen TV, we ain't staying here" After a long trip through the southern Balkans since we left Dubrovnik, we were finally on our way back to the EU, and the last country on our joint trip - Bulgaria. And as we made our Posted by kmmk17 in Kevin's Travels | Jul 23, 2015
  • GermsThere was a very large spider in my room last night. I had to knock on Connie and Melanie's door to see if either one of them could deal with creepy-crawlies. Connie sort of got rid of it: it crawled Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 15, 2015
  • Guns and RosesOur morning started with a drive through the Balkan Range. There are fields and copses and acres of sunflowers, all with their heads bowed, and then suddenly a small, depressing village where dogs guard junk yards and other places that Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 10, 2015
  • Shopska-lessThe mini-fridge in my room makes a lot of noise, especially when it cycles on. It woke me up at 3:00 a.m. when my brain interpreted the "on" sound as something crashing through my window. Breakfast was pretty simple: meats, Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 11, 2015
  • Old GoldThat damn fridge kept waking me up all night long. I looked before I went to bed last night to see whether or not it could be unplugged, but the cabinet it was in was too close to the wall Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 12, 2015
  • Cats and cricketsIt already seems like Varna was days ago; I can't even properly picture it in my head. It's funny how being on the coach will do that. Our first stop of the day was the Madara Horseman, situated in a Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 13, 2015
  • Shopping and dancingThe cricket eventually buggered off last night, thank Heaven! The music went on for a while but it was a nice jazzy sound, so I didn't mind it. For a short while, it was just a tenor sax playing, and Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 14, 2015
  • Skinny lionI slept well last night, despite the disco or party or whatever it was nearby that had a continuous boom-boom-boom bass-y sort of noise. Actually, it sounded more like the noise an MRI machine makes than musical bass but, as Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 5, 2015
  • Religion and government(By popular demand, I've included a picture of the skinny lion. It's from a distance, so you can't really tell it has a mohawk, but check out those ribs!) Breakfast this morning was the usual European array of meats, cheeses, Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 6, 2015
  • The kidsPacked up this morning and loaded onto our coach. Our driver is Kyril, but I don't think he speaks English at all. The bus isn't as good as a Heidebloem, but it's a similar set-up (really, how much difference Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 7, 2015
  • WineIt was so quiet during the night, and I actually slept really well. The mattress wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The shower was … just a tiny corner of the tiny bathroom; there was either scalding Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 8, 2015
  • Makgoha^gc and Tiger FoodWoke up to rain this morning. Boo. The breakfast room is very large, has a couple of buffet lines, and was filled with people. I was sitting at a table with Barb and Moody, and Stefan eventually sat down with Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 9, 2015
  • Thank heaven for little mermaidsMy flight was at 1:43, so naturally we left the house at 10:35 (well, it is the Friday of Labor Day weekend!) and got to SeaTac just after 11:00. My flight was booked through KLM, but Delta operates the flights Posted by londonpenguin in The Best of Bulgaria | Sep 4, 2015
  • Sightseeing in Bulgaria ContinuesDay 9 Friday June 2 2017 Sofia to Plovdiv / 434 KM *Today we are heading to Bulgaria's second city, Plovdiv, which is nicknamed the city of 7 hills. It's Thracian name was Philippolis, but the Persians, Romans, Goths, Posted by sagbucks in A Truck Trip Still With No Name | Jun 3, 2017
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